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Population in 2012: 27,900 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.5%
 

Males: 13,571  (48.6%)
Females: 14,329  (51.4%)

Median resident age:  32.1 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 13601.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,518 (it was $28,429 in 2000)
Watertown:

$38,518
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,228

Watertown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $116,845 (it was $64,100 in 2000)
Watertown:

$116,845
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $131,058; Detached houses: $137,816; Townhouses or other attached units: $123,986; In 2-unit structures: $98,826; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $118,286; Mobile homes: $41,693

Median gross rent in 2012: $748.

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  • White alone - 22,698 (83.6%)
  • Black alone - 1,628 (6.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1,459 (5.4%)
  • Two or more races - 780 (2.9%)
  • Asian alone - 387 (1.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 183 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 26 (0.10%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Watertown: 90.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (18.4%), German (11.4%), Italian (9.6%), French (8.8%), English (8.3%), United States (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1816

Elevation: 478 feet

Land area: 8.96 square miles.

Population density: 3,115 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Watertown:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Watertown city:

  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

1,292 residents are foreign born (1.0% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 0.7% North America).

This city:  4.8%
New York:  22.6%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 90 registered sex offenders living in Watertown, New York as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Watertown to the number of sex offenders is 50 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,143 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,714 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clay, NY (58.9 miles , pop. 58,805).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (102.2 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (248.0 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Glen Park, NY (1.7 miles ), Brownville, NY (2.1 miles ), Pamelia Center, NY (2.1 miles ), Pamelia, NY (2.1 miles ), Calcium, NY (2.3 miles ), Rutland, NY (2.4 miles ), Black River, NY (2.5 miles ), Dexter, NY (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $71,100
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $69,200
  • 2006: 105 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2007: 33 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2008: 56 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2011: 107 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 43.98 N, Longitude: 75.91 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,012 (+29.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,887 (56.4%)

Area code: 315

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Crime rates in Watertown by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0111331201310
per 100,000 0.03.73.73.911.211.43.77.50.03.711.03.70.0
Rapes 2515282617141013121214912
per 100,000 87.456.1103.9101.563.453.336.648.643.643.851.333.243.5
Robberies 21301619192842272019201520
per 100,000 73.4112.159.374.170.8106.6153.9101.072.669.473.355.372.5
Assaults 32272840268412581111868164122
per 100,000 111.8100.9103.9156.196.9319.7458.0303.1403.0314.0297.1235.8442.5
Burglaries 163139122200132227292179194217171158269
per 100,000 569.6519.5452.5780.5491.9863.81069.9669.8704.3792.3627.1582.1975.7
Thefts 6797255847117361,1431,1019181,0351,0689728471,183
per 100,000 2372.82709.92166.22774.62742.84349.64034.03434.93757.43899.73564.73120.44290.7
Auto thefts 10111218147111670573423114124
per 100,000 34.941.144.570.252.2270.2425.0261.9206.9124.184.4420.0449.7
Arson 85N/AN/AN/AN/A814911109N/A
per 100,000 28.018.7N/AN/AN/AN/A29.352.432.740.236.733.2N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 242.0244.3241.1301.4251.7401.1427.3336.3339.5333.8324.5285.2404.5

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Crime rate in Watertown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 70 (66 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
New York average:

3.23

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.2%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -2,956 (-10.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Watertown-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 77.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from Watertown center
On 4/8/2003 at 15:06:14, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.2 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/31/1997 at 07:15:29, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/30/2007 at 03:47:45, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 80.4 miles away from Watertown center
On 10/13/1997 at 23:06:40, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 MD, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 53.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Allen Welsh Dulles - CIA Director, Dick Dillin - Artist, Frederick Exley - Novelist, Zina D. H. Young - Activist, Jim Berkman - Lacrosse coach, John M. McHugh - Secretary of the Army and a former Republican politician, Nancy Duffy - Journalist, Reginald Case - Artist, Richard Grieco - Male singer, Robert Lansing - Lawyer.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Watertown: George Taylor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Watertown:

  • RENAL CARE OF NORTHERN NEW YORK, LLC (Dialysis Facility, 19328 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • JEFFERSON CO PUB HLTH SVS CHHA (Home Health Center, 531 MEADE STREET)
  • HOSPICE OF JEFFERSON COUNTY INC (Hospital, 425 WASHINGTON AVE)
  • JEFFERSON REHAB CENTER, NYSARC, INC (Hospital, 453 GAFFNEY DR)
  • SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 830 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • MERCY OF NORTHERN NEW YORK (Nursing Home, 218 STONE STREET)
  • SAMARITAN KEEP NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, 133 PRATT ST)

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Local government website: www.watertown-ny.com

Colleges/Universities in Watertown:

  • Jefferson Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,024; Location: 1220 Coffeen St; Public; Website: www.sunyjefferson.edu)
  • Jefferson Lewis BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (FT enrollment: 67; Location: 20104 State Route 3; Public; Website: www.boces.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Watertown:

  • SUNY College at Oswego (about 49 miles; Oswego, NY; Full-time enrollment: 7,164)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (about 57 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,572)
  • St Lawrence University (about 57 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • Le Moyne College (about 65 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 2,469)
  • Clarkson University (about 66 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 3,129)
  • Syracuse University (about 66 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 17,074)
  • SUNY College at Potsdam (about 67 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 4,011)

Public high schools in Watertown:

Private high schools in Watertown:

  • IMMACULATE HEART CENTRAL JUNIOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 376; Location: 1316 IVES ST; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • FAITH FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 107; Location: 131 MOORE AVE; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Watertown:

Private elementary/middle school in Watertown:

  • IMMACULATE HEART ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 370; Location: 122 WINTHROP ST; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Watertown, School District: WATERTOWN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Libraries in Watertown:

  • ROSWELL P. FLOWER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,078,176; Location: 229 WASHINGTON STREET; 86,358 books; 2,694 audio materials; 3,665 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 6 other licensed databases; 121 print serial subscriptions)
  • EAST HOUNSFIELD FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $22,239; Location: 19438 NYS ROUTE 3; 3,507 books; 5 audio materials; 14 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private HS in Watertown, NY: Immaculate Heart Central HS - Private, Catholic
  • Private HS in Watertown, NY: Immaculate Heart Central HS - Private, Catholic
  • Brookside Cemetary County Route 165 Watertown

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Notable locations in Watertown: Watertown Golf Club (A), Watertown Water Works (B), City Center Industrial Park (C), Ives Hill Country Club (D), Strand Theatre (E), John T. Henderson Childcare Center (F), The Jules Center (G), Melvil Dewey Library Building (H), James McVean Student Center (I), John Foster Dulles Building (J), Samuel Guthrie Building (K), Robert E. Lansing Building (L), Watertown Power House (M), Saint Patrick's Children's Home (N), Jefferson County Home And Infirmary (O), Jefferson County Children's Home (P), Little Theatre of Watertown (Q), Watertown Fire Station Number 4 (R), Watertown Fire Department North Side Station (S), Niagara-Mohawk Power Corporation Sewalls Island Hydro-Electric Plant (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Watertown Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (1), Northland Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Watertown include: Cornerstone Assembly of God (A), Congregation Degel Israel Synagogue (B), Church of Christ (C), Concordia Lutheran Church (D), Saint Anthony's Roman Catholic Church (E), Thomas African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (F), Lansing Street Free Methodist Church (G), Redeemer Episcopal Church (H), Bethany Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Arsenal Street Cemetery (1), North Watertown Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Kelsey Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Watertown include: Kostyk Field (1), Public Square (2), Adams Recreation Field (3), Thompson Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: New York State Living Museum At Thompson Park (Botanical Gardens; One Thompson Park), Adirondack River Outfitters (Tours & Charters; 140 Newell Street).

Hotels: Allen's Budget Motel (24019 Nys Route 342), Best Western Carriage House In (300 Washington Street), Davidsons Motel (26177 State Route 3), City Line Motel (19226 USRoute 11), Carriage House Restaurant (300 Washngtn), Best Western (300 Washington Street), Econo Lodge Watertown (1030 Arsenal Street), Days Inn (110 Commerce Park Drive).

 
Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.6. This is about average.
City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.1. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

22.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.52. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.52
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Watertown and their reported violations in the past:

RAINBOW MOTEL (Address: 24480 NYS ROUTE 12 , Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, State - In MAY-2002, Contaminant: Residual Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2002), St Boil Water Order (JUN-10-2002), St Public Notif requested (JUN-10-2002), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-10-2002)
  • Notification, Public - In MAY-2002, Contaminant: Residual Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2002), St Boil Water Order (JUN-10-2002), St Public Notif requested (JUN-10-2002), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-10-2002)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CROSSROADS (Population served: 99, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
RUSTIC GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KINGSTAR FOOD ORIENTAL RESTAURANT (Address: 22265 U.S. ROUTE 11 , Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SOUTHBOUND COMFORT STATION (Address: 317 WASHINGTON STREET , Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
NORTHBOUND COMFORT STATION (Address: 317 WASHINGTON STREET , Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Watertown that have no violations reported:

  • STONE MILLS MUSEUM (Population served: 1500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HIGHLAND MEADOWS COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 99, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • REDWOOD MOTOR LODGE (Population served: 78, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NU-PIER RESTAURANT (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KOOL BROOK (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAPLES MOTEL (THE) (Population served: 46, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SOFT MAPLE RECREATION AREA (Population served: 44, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WAY COOL (THERESA) (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STEWARTS SHOP 441 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FAST EDDYS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.8%
(19.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.2% for Black residents, 33.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.2% for other race residents, 31.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.5%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.3%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Watertown, NY

People in group quarters in Watertown in 2010:

  • 473 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 177 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 150 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Watertown in 2000:

  • 601 people in nursing homes
  • 144 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 138 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 98 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 56 people in religious group quarters
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

Watertown compared to New York state average:

Watertown, New York environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Watertown (2011 data):

  • Watertown Savings Bank: State Street Branch, Clinton Street Branch, at 111 Clinton Street, Watertown Branch, Wsb Municipal Bank Branch. Info updated 2010/09/29: Bank assets: $453.9 mil, Deposits: $389.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Plaza Branch, North Side Branch, Arsenal Street Branch, Watertown Main Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Community Bank, National Association: Watertown - Washington Street Branch at 216 Washington Street, branch established on 1859/01/01; Watertown - Arsenal Street Branch at 1125 Arsenal Street, branch established on 1964/06/13. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $6,460.6 mil, Deposits: $4,840.4 mil, headquarters in Canton, NY, positive income, 175 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank System, Inc.
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Arsenal Street Branch at 1218 Arsenal Street, branch established on 1966/10/21; Washington Street Branch at 120 Washington Street, branch established on 1910/11/01. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • WSB Municipal Bank: Wsb Municipal Bank at 111 Clinton Street, branch established on 1913/04/24. Info updated 2011/09/08: Bank assets: $36.7 mil, Deposits: $29.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Watertown Financial Center Branch at 21877 Towne Center Drive, branch established on 2009/06/30. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Ny Watertown Branch at 20823 Ny S Rt 3, branch established on 2009/11/11. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Carthage Federal Savings and Loan Association: Watertown Branch at 146 Arsenal St. Ste. 11, branch established on 2003/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $171.1 mil, Deposits: $147.0 mil, headquarters in Carthage, NY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Watertown, New York:

  • Allen's Budget Motel, 24019 Nys Rt 342, Watertown, NY 13601 , Phone: (315) 782-5319, Fax: (315) 788-7944
  • City Line Motel, 5780 Washington St, Watertown, NY 13607 , Phone: (315) 782-9619
  • Comfort Inn And Suites Watertown, 110 Commerce Park Dr, Watertown, NY 13601 , Phone: (315) 782-2700, Fax: (315) 782-7691
  • Best Western Carriage House Inn & Conference Center, 300 Washington St, Watertown, NY 13601 , Phone: (315) 782-8000, Fax: (315) 786-2097
  • Rainbow Motel, Rd #6 Bradley St, Watertown, NY 13601 , Phone: (315) 788-2830
  • Watertown Econo Lodge, 1030 Arsenal St, Watertown, NY 13601 , Phone: (315) 782-5500, Fax: (315) 788-7608
  • Inn Your Budget, 104 Breen Ave, Watertown, NY 13601 , Phone: (315) 786-6666, Fax: (315) 788-5676
  • Holiday Inn Express Watertown, 1290 Arsenal St, Watertown, NY 13601 , Phone: (315) 779-1234, Fax: (315) 779-1100
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Watertown, New York

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Watertown travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Watertown city (based on Jefferson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.14%
Here44.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents62.8%13.6%4.3%3.2%2.8%
Congregations16.9%25.0%8.1%7.4%6.6%
NameUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.7%1.5%1.4%1.3%7.2%
Congregations3.7%2.2%5.1%1.5%23.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
Jefferson County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Jefferson County:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Jefferson County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 116
Here:

9.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

28.0%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.1%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 15$55,031$44,0251$1,565
Other Government Administration 11$45,219$49,3308$7,316
Police Protection - Officers 65$294,927$54,4480$0
Police - Other 4$8,858$26,57415$3,750
Firefighters 83$349,128$50,4760$0
Fire - Other 1$2,497$29,9640$0
Streets and Highways 51$178,800$42,0710$0
Solid Waste Management 9$19,162$25,5490$0
Sewerage 20$85,620$51,3720$0
Parks and Recreation 7$21,141$36,2429$6,181
Housing and Community Development(Local) 32$86,122$32,2960$0
Water Supply 33$97,321$35,3890$0
Transit 6$19,107$38,2147$4,492
Local Libraries 10$30,633$36,7600$0
Other and Unallocable 12$44,315$44,3150$0
Totals for Government 359$1,337,881$44,72040$23,304

Watertown government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,623,000 ($237.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $933,000 ($33.44)
    Libraries: $926,000 ($33.19)
    General - Other: $606,000 ($21.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $362,000 ($12.97)
    General Public Buildings: $272,000 ($9.75)
    Sewerage: $150,000 ($5.38)
    Water Utilities: $71,000 ($2.54)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $10,596,000 ($379.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,841,000 ($245.20)
    Police Protection: $6,055,000 ($217.03)
    Sewerage: $2,986,000 ($107.03)
    Regular Highways: $2,970,000 ($106.45)
    Water Utilities: $2,840,000 ($101.79)
    Electric Utilities: $2,449,000 ($87.78)
    Financial Administration: $1,423,000 ($51.00)
    Libraries: $1,180,000 ($42.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,019,000 ($36.52)
    Central Staff Services: $987,000 ($35.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $783,000 ($28.06)
    Transit Utilities: $469,000 ($16.81)
    Housing and Community Development: $376,000 ($13.48)
    Air Transportation: $356,000 ($12.76)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $266,000 ($9.53)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $201,000 ($7.20)
    General Public Buildings: $170,000 ($6.09)
    Health - Other: $85,000 ($3.05)
    Parking Facilities: $34,000 ($1.22)
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000 ($0.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,481,000 ($53.08)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $55,000 ($1.97)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Transit Utilities: $230,000 ($8.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $36,000 ($1.29)
    General - Other: $18,000 ($0.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($0.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,391,000 ($551.65)

Watertown government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,692,000 ($96.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $592,000 ($21.22)
    All Other: $287,000 ($10.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $221,000 ($7.92)
    Air Transportation: $29,000 ($1.04)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($0.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,188,000 ($78.42)
    Air Transportation: $1,250,000 ($44.80)
    All Other: $483,000 ($17.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $346,000 ($12.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $13,454,000 ($482.22)
    All Other: $1,920,000 ($68.82)
    Highways: $385,000 ($13.80)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,485,000 ($53.23)
    Interest Earnings: $582,000 ($20.86)
    Donations From Private Sources: $431,000 ($15.45)
    Fines and Forfeits: $104,000 ($3.73)
    Sale of Property: $40,000 ($1.43)
    Rents: $28,000 ($1.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,058,000 ($145.45)
    Electric Utilities: $2,449,000 ($87.78)
    Transit Utilities: $93,000 ($3.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,582,000 ($128.39)
    All Other: $1,546,000 ($55.41)
    Highways: $450,000 ($16.13)
  • Tax - Property: $9,333,000 ($334.52)
    Public Utilities Sales: $643,000 ($23.05)
    Other License: $640,000 ($22.94)
    Other Selective Sales: $97,000 ($3.48)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $5,000 ($0.18)
    Amusements License: $4,000 ($0.14)

Watertown government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,646,000 ($1277.63)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,774,000 ($1246.38)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,950,000 ($213.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,078,000 ($182.01)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $325,000 ($11.65)
    End of Fiscal Year: $281,000 ($10.07)

Watertown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,653,000 ($59.25)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,879,000 ($389.93)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $338,000 ($12.11)

10.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.85%
New York average:

5.41%

1.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,110 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

1.18%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Lawrence County, NY  0.37% ($30,758 average AGI)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.31% ($29,643)
from Lewis County, NY  0.26% ($24,981)


12.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,883 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.24%
New York average:

6.26%

0.61% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,441 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.61%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Lawrence County, NY  0.39% ($29,287 average AGI)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.37% ($30,144)
to Lewis County, NY  0.31% ($26,923)

Strongest AM radio stations in Watertown:

  • WNER (1410 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, NY)
  • WATN (1240 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WTNY (790 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF WATERTOWN, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WSCP (1070 AM; daytime; 3 kW; SANDY CREEK-PULASKI, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WHEN (620 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSYR (570 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watertown:

  • WRVJ (91.7 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WFRY-FM (97.5 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF WATERTOWN, INC.)
  • WSLJ (88.9 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBDI (106.7 FM; COPENHAGEN, NY; Owner: FORCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WJNY (90.9 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: PUBLIC B/CNG COUNCIL CENTRAL NY, INC)
  • WTOJ (103.1 FM; CARTHAGE, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCIZ-FM (93.3 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF WATERTOWN, INC.)
  • WWJS (90.1 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: LIBERTY COMMUNICATIONS FAMILY B/G)
  • W281AA (104.1 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: CLANCY - MANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOTT (100.7 FM; HENDERSON, NY; Owner: JEFFERSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLLG (99.3 FM; LOWVILLE, NY; Owner: THE FLACK BROADCASTING GROUP L.L.C.)
  • W211AR (90.1 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMHI (94.7 FM; CAPE VINCENT, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY INC)
  • WSCP-FM (101.7 FM; PULASKI, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WBDR (102.7 FM; CAPE VINCENT, NY; Owner: BORDER INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING, I)

TV broadcast stations around Watertown:

  • WWNY-TV (Channel 7; CARTHAGE, NY; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWTI (Channel 50; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WNYF-CA (Channel 25; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPBS-TV (Channel 16; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • WBQZ-LP (Channel 34; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: ANTHONY DiMARCANTONIO)
  • WLOT-LP (Channel 66; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: R. ANTHONY DiMARCANTONIO)
  • WSPX-TV (Channel 56; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PAXSON SYRACUSE LICENSE, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Watertown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 67 meters (220ft)
Total costs: $39,048,000
Total average daily traffic: 85,840
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,977

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Watertown, NY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Watertown)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 88 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Watertown, NY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 164 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Watertown)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Watertown)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 189
  • Hazardous Condition: 464
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Watertown


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Watertown, NY

Most common first names in Watertown, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary41180.4 years
John36073.6 years
William30075.1 years
Robert25470.1 years
Charles22174.4 years
George21777.1 years
Margaret21680.1 years
James18674.0 years
Helen17679.5 years
Joseph17473.7 years
Most common last names in Watertown, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16376.8 years
Brown8976.6 years
Johnson6978.6 years
Jones6473.4 years
Williams6079.5 years
Davis5278.5 years
Miller4977.8 years
Martin4679.8 years
White4176.5 years
Clark3979.9 years
Businesses in Watertown, NY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T4Little Caesars Pizza2
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets8
American Eagle Outfitters2Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike9
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Pac Sun1
Best Western1Panera Bread1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Payless2
Burger King2Penske1
Burlington Coat Factory1Pier 1 Imports1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pizza Hut2
Charlotte Russe1RadioShack2
Comfort Inn1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Raymour & Flanigan1
Curves1Red Lobster1
Deb1Rite Aid2
Dennys1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn1Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts3Sears3
Econo Lodge1Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel1
Fashion Bug1Staples1
FedEx8Starbucks2
Foot Locker1Subway9
GNC2T-Mobile3
GameStop2T.G.I. Driday's1
Gap1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block2Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn1Target1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us1
Home Depot1True Value1
Hot Topic1U-Haul4
JCPenney1UPS15
Jones New York1Vans3
Journeys1Verizon Wireless4
KFC1Victoria's Secret1
Kmart1Walgreens2
Kohl's1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's2
Lane Furniture2YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Watertown, NY

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